Borderlands 3

Play Borderlands 3 for Free This Weekend with Xbox Live Gold


  • The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, November 21 and runs through to Sunday, November 24
  • Every version of Borderlands 3 is available at 33% off thanks to some special Black Friday discounts
  • Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot will be Borderlands 3’s very first campaign add-on, slated for release on December 19

Still haven’t tried the latest shooter-looter from Gearbox Software? Well hey, now’s your chance! Borderlands 3 is available for free during this weekend’s Free Play Days on Xbox One for all Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, November 21 at 12:01 a.m. PST and runs through to Sunday, November 24 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

Combining the exhilarating action of a first-person shooter with the rich progression and loot systems of a role-playing game, Borderlands 3 expands and improves many of the key pillars that made the series a critical and commercial success, while also introducing innovative new features to its proven formula. With best-in-class shooting, deeper-than-ever customization, irreverent humor, memorable characters, and intuitive, innovative cooperative multiplayer, Borderlands 3 marks the culmination of nearly five years of development and re-establishes the series as a true genre leader.

If you enjoy your time with Borderlands 3 this weekend, now is the perfect time to purchase the game so you can continue playing after the free trial wraps up. Why? Because starting tomorrow, every version of Borderlands 3 is available at 33% off thanks to some special Black Friday discounts! That includes the Super Deluxe Edition, which not only gets you some fun digital bonus content immediately but also grants you each of the four upcoming campaign DLCs as they’re released. Visit Borderlands 3’s page on the Microsoft Store to learn more.

Speaking of add-on content, 2K and Gearbox Software just announced the first of the game’s four story-driven campaign DLCs and is preparing to drop its second free content update since launch. Here’s a little more about what’s already been added and what’s still to come for Borderlands 3:

  • Moxxi’s Heist of the Handsome Jackpot: Revealed earlier today on The Borderlands Show, Borderlands 3’s very first campaign add-on is slated for release on December 19 and will bring with it a glitzy new galaxy location, all-new Legendary gear, and a high-stakes heist – not to mention plenty of fun surprises and maybe a few blasts from the past… Ready for the biggest score of your loot-hunting career?
  • Takedown at the Maliwan Blacksite: For all you hardcore players out there, prepare for Borderlands 3’s toughest challenge yet! This free content update goes live soon and is designed for full squads of leveled-up Vault Hunters. If you haven’t hit level 50 yet, don’t worry – this Takedown is permanent addition to the game, so you can take on its killer boss robots whenever you’re ready.
  • Bloody Harvest: Sure Halloween has already passed, but you can still enjoy some seriously spooky content, right? Rivers of blood, undead soldiers, flying Rakk-o’-lanterns – what’s not to love! Fight Haunted enemies to collect Hecktoplasm and eventually unlock an all-new location, fight the fearsome Captain Haunt, and collect event-specific loot! Beware, though: this free ongoing event ends December 5.

Don’t miss out on this exciting Free Play Days for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members! Learn more about Free Play Days here and stay tuned to Xbox Wire to find out about future Free Play Days and all the latest Xbox gaming news.

Happy (vault) hunting!

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Borderlands 3


Xbox One X Enhanced
This title is included in Borderlands Collection: Pandora's Box! Xbox One copies of Borderlands 3 include a digital upgrade to the Xbox Series X|S version! On Xbox Series X, experience the game in gorgeous 4K resolution at up to 60 fps in single-player and online co-op. Add more couch co-op mayhem with expanded local splitscreen support for up to 4 players. The original shooter-looter returns, packing bazillions of guns and an all-new mayhem-fueled adventure! Blast through new worlds and enemies as one of four brand new Vault Hunters – the ultimate treasure-seeking badasses of the Borderlands, each with deep skill trees, abilities, and customization. Play solo or join with friends to take on insane enemies, score loads of loot and save your home from the most ruthless cult leaders in the galaxy. A MAYHEM-FUELED THRILL RIDE Stop the fanatical Calypso Twins from uniting the bandit clans and claiming the galaxy’s ultimate power. Only you, a thrill-seeking Vault Hunter, have the arsenal and allies to take them down. YOUR VAULT HUNTER, YOUR PLAYSTYLE Become one of four extraordinary Vault Hunters, each with unique abilities, playstyles, deep skill trees, and tons of personalization options. All Vault Hunters are capable of awesome mayhem alone, but together they are unstoppable. LOCK, LOAD, AND LOOT With bazillions of guns and gadgets, every fight is an opportunity to score new gear. Firearms with self-propelling bullet shields? Check. Rifles that spawn fire-spewing volcanoes? Obviously. Guns that grow legs and chase down enemies while hurling verbal insults? Yeah, got that too. NEW BORDERLANDS Discover new worlds beyond Pandora, each featuring unique environments to explore and enemies to destroy. Tear through hostile deserts, battle your way across war-torn cityscapes, navigate deadly bayous, and more! QUICK & SEAMLESS CO-OP ACTION Play with anyone at any time online or in split-screen co-op, regardless of your level or mission progress. Take down enemies and challenges as a team, but reap rewards that are yours alone – no one misses out on loot.